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Asian shares up, US dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama race

Victory for Democrat Doug Jones could mean trouble for US President Trump and his populist political base

On Wall Street on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both notched up record closing highs, though the Nasdaq Composite shed 0.19 per cent.


US stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter US Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground.

European stock futures suggested a subdued...

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